Create your place in the world
At Ohio University, our students partner with world-class faculty to produce collaborative work with community impact. From ceramics and photography to information design and sculpture, whether in the studio, in the darkroom, or on screen, students get hands-on experience in creative arts and design.
At OHIO, you’ll learn from acclaimed artists and accomplished professionals who teach because sharing their ideas and techniques with talented students inspires them. Our faculty have performed and designed on the world’s greatest stages, exhibited at prestigious museums and galleries, published creative and scholarly research, served as leaders with international arts organizations, and worked for major publications. Their mentorship will help you hone your skills and make connections across creative industries.
With hundreds of performances, lectures, and exhibitions throughout the year, you’ll also find many opportunities to share your talents with the community. Visiting professionals share their insights and talents to further the atmosphere of continuous collaboration and skill development.
Tucked into the rolling hills of scenic southeastern Ohio, the University has earned a reputation for its rich educational tradition and outstanding academic programs. The idyllic beauty of the region is enhanced by the deep and varied tradition of arts, creating an exciting and culturally rich community. It’s no wonder that Athens was named one of the best small art towns in America.
We prepare students for lifelong careers as makers, creators, and leaders, delivering a student experience as transformative as art itself.
Emphasizing scholarly and creative research alongside real-world application in the form of internships on campus and around the world, our innovative programs reflect contemporary practices that are responsive to the dynamic field of the visual arts, design, film, and media arts, preparing students for enduring careers.
At Ohio University, you don't just find your place in the world—you create it.